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George N. Carrick
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Birth: 1829, England
Death: Apr. 4, 1896
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

San Francisco Call, Friday, March 27, 1896, Page 7, Image 7, Column 1 -
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
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George W. Carrick, at one time agent for the California Bank during the boom on the Comstock, called at the California Street police station yesterday afternoon and asked to be taken to the Almshouse.

San Francisco Call, Friday, March 27, 1896, Page 16, Image 16, Column 2 -
DOWNFALL OF A BANKER
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George W. Carrick, at One Time
Ralston's Agent, Is
Destitute
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Called at the Police Station and Asked
to Be Taken to the
Almshouse
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Hungry, ragged and emaciated George W. Carrick, at one time a well-to-do prominent citizen of this City, called at the California-street police station yesterday afternoon and asked to be taken to the Almshouse. He told the station-keeper a pitiful story of destitution and want, and said that unless he received aid within a few days he would certainly die of starvation. The old man's wishes were complied with and he was taken to the central station from which place he will be transferred to the Almshouse today.
During the boom on the Comstock in early days Carrick was appointed by W. C. Ralston, then president of the California Bank, as sole agent for the bank throughout the State of Nevada. In those days the California Bank had immense interests in the mines of the Comstock, and the least error might have precipitated its ruin. Notwithstanding this fact Ralston's confidence in his agent never weakened, and Carrick held the position up to a few months prior to the failure of the bank.
Finally the books, of the bank became hopelessly tangled, and Carrick, who was an expert bookkeeper, was brought down from the Comstock and placed in the position of head bookkeeper. He only held his position, however, for a few months when the bank failed. The failure was quickly followed by Ralston's death, and Carrick, his best friend dead, began to look for other employment.
He finally secured a position of considerable responsibility from the Southern Pacific Company, but reverses had weakened the old man's mind and he eventually gave up that office.
Since that time he has gone from bad to worse, until now he is a physical and mental wreck. In all probability he will spend the last of his life dependent upon charity for a livelihood, a life which stands out in bold contrast to his busy useful career during the boom of the Comstock.

Record-Union, Friday, March 27, 1896, Page 8, Image 8, Column 1 -
FROM WEALTH TO POVERTY
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A One Time Well-to-Do Citizen Asks to
be Taken to the Almshouse
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Once Prosperous, Now a Physical and
Mental Wreck
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 - Hungry, ragged and emaciated, George W. Carrick, at one time a well-to-do prominent citizen of this city, called at the California Street police station today and asked to be taken to the almshouse.
During the boom on the Comstock in early days Carrick was appointed by W. C. Ralston, then President of the California Bank, as sole agent for the bank throughout the State of Nevada. In those days the California Bank had immense interests in the mines of the Comstock, and the least error might have precipitated its ruin. Notwithstanding this fact, Ralston's confidence in his agent never weakened, and Carrick held the position up to a few months prior to the failure of the bank.
Finally the books of the bank became hopelessly tangled, and Carrick, who was an expert bookkeeper, was brought down from the Comstock and placed in the position of head bookkeeper. He only held the position, however, for a few months, when the bank failed. The failure was quickly followed by Ralston's death, and Carrick, his best friend dead, began to look for other employment.
He finally secured a position of considerable responsibility from the Southern Pacific Company, but reverses had weakened the old man's mind, and he eventually gave up that office. Since that time he has gone from bad to worse, until now he is a physical and mental wreck. In all probability he will spend the last of his life dependent upon charity for a livelihood, a life which stands out in bold contrast to his useful career during the boom of the Comstock.

San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, March 27, 1896, Page 10, Column 3 -
CARRICK'S SAD HISTORY
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Once a Banker, but Now Almost a
Beggar
George N. Carrick, at one time bookkeeper in the Bank of California and possessed of money, influence and a host of friends, yesterday applied to Lieutenant Esola at the California-street Police Station for shelter and food, and was pleased with the prospect of finding a home in the Almshouse. He is past middle age now, broken in health, crippled with rheumatism and driven almost to despair with repeated misfortunes. Those who know him best say that drink had nothing to do with his downfall, only misfortune, and some curious friends who saw him riding in the patrol wagon on his way to the Almshouse called at the station to inquire, with surprise, what crime Carrick cold have possibly committed.

San Francisco Call, Sunday, April 5, 1896, Page 13, Image 13, Column 6 -
CARRICK-In this city, April 4, 1896, George N. Carrick, a native of England, aged 67 years.

San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, April 5, 1896, Page 33, Column 7 -
CARRICK-At the City and County Almshouse, April 4, George N. Carrick, a native of England, aged 67 years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Maria Victoria Delfina Alvarado Carrick (1841 - 1888)
 
Note: Burial location unknown.
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: alfred janske
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82197959
 

Rest in Peace
- alfred janske
 Added: Dec. 20, 2011
 
 
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